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Arizona Biography Series: The Stuff of Legends-- Stewart Udall
Live Presentation via Zoom
Virtual Screening Room
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024 12:00 PM
Arizona / Mountain Standard Time
Distance in His Eyes: Stewart Udall and the American Environment

Born into a deeply devout Mormon family in rural St. Johns, Arizona, Stewart Udall grew up to become the most successful U.S. Secretary of the Interior in American history. A key player in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Udall lobbied for the creation of numerous new national parks as well as the National Wilderness Preservation System, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Udall was a gifted writer and intellectual and in his later years urged the country to tackle global warming-climate change. Discover the life and legacy of a farsighted conservationist during this virtual presentation.
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Scott Einberger is an independent environmental historian and U.S. National Park Service interpretive park ranger. Born and raised in Napa, California, Scott has worked at parks in several states and currently spends his time between Northern California and Washington, DC. His favorite national park is Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas, which Udall helped establish.